CCE-Chautauqua’s Farm-To-Table Initiative features Local Farm Store
JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (August 22, 2016) -- Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program is excited to feature Spas Farm, a local farm store offering Grass-fed Beef in Ashville, NY, as a featured farm listed on the Chautauqua Grown directory. Chautauqua Grown is your source for all things related to local foods in Chautauqua County, including a directory of farms, restaurants, farmers markets, wineries, and much more, and is available online by visiting www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua.
Spas Farm overlooks Chautauqua Lake on Morley Road in Ashville, where they raise Red Devon beef cattle. This local Chautauqua County family farm offers high quality grass fed beef for sale in their quaint farm store and welcome all to learn more about their farm. A third generation farm, Paul and Connie Spas have operated Spas Farm for over 30 years.
Spas Farm began with 20 beef cattle and they currently raise 130 Red Devon beef cattle. They are rotated through many paddocks over the 150 acre farm providing the cattle with fresh grass, sunlight, exercise, and water. Fresh water is pumped from their farm pond to the various paddocks, using solar panels to operate the pump.
Paul & Connie Spas welcome visitors to their farm to better understand how they raise and feed their beef cattle. Their cows are bred to have a calf in the spring, allowing the cow to calve in the pasture and have high quality grasses to eat. The Spas Farm markets registered Red Devon breeding stock to other farmers interested in raising cattle and grow steers that they finish on high quality grasses in their pastures and grass silage that is harvested as round bale silage.
Spas Farm offers individual vacuum sealed frozen beef cuts (steaks, roasts and ground beef) in their farm store, which is open from 8 am until 8 pm every day of the week, with a self-serve honor system. Customers can also purchase a quarter, side or whole beef directly from Spas Farm, which is custom processed and packaged at Stevens Brothers in Panama.
This farm works hard to raise healthy cattle, with all natural, stress free practices in an effort to provide tender, flavorful, highly nutritious cuts of meat for their customers. Paul & Connie Spas enjoy working with their cattle and utilizing their farm’s natural resources, to produce high quality beef for all to enjoy.
To learn more about Spas Farm and their beef products available, visit their profile on Chautauqua Grown at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua/chautauqua-grown/spas-farm where you can plan a visit to their farm store at 3781 Morley Road, Ashville, NY just off of Route 394, 2 miles west of Stow.
CCE-Chautauqua will be featuring our local farms listed on Chautauqua Grown through a series of press releases in the coming weeks. For more information about Chautauqua Grown, visit www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua, or contact Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Educator, at 716-664-9502 ext. 202 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chautauqua Grown is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.
Last updated August 22, 2016